Ellen Bales


I borrowed this easy recipe from a magazine in the hospital lounge last week. I thought it sounded a lot like my favorite dish at The Olde Spaghetti Factory, Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese.
Photo: Pinterest


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    spaghetti or pasta of your choice
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp
    coarse black pepper
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make CACIO E PEPE


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Set aside.
  2. In another large pot or skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter starts to bubble, about 1 minute.
  3. Add 3 cups Parmesan cheese, the reserved pasta water, the salt and pepper.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and toss well to combine. Serve topped with additional grated Parmesan if desired.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Pasta Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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